“Since ancient times, humankind has spun yarn from animal fibres. That legacy lives on today with handcrafted yarns made with great care from our alpaca. Their noble fibre is spun and dyed at source in Quenti Mill.”
The Aymara People
The Altiplano is a fascinating place at the heart of the Andes, the most extensive area of high plateau after Tibet. It was the birthplace of several major civilizations such as Tiwanaku and the Inca Empire. In this landscape made of snow-covered peaks, lakes, deserts, salt flats, and high plains, the Aymara people speak a fascinating language full of surprises.
The Aymara language is spoken by the Aymara people of the Andes, within a large area encompassing Peru, Bolivia and northern Chile
Alpacas have been bred in South America for thousands of years. Known as “The Fibre of the Gods”, Alpaca was used to make clothing for royalty and the alpacas formed part of rituals.